The Rampur district administration has reclaimed more than 70 hectares of land from Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. The Allahabad High Court dismissed on Monday the SP MP Mohammad Azam Khan’s petition objecting to the state government’s move to take over all but 12.50 acres of the University land due to violations of various conditions under which the land was allocated to the varsity.
“An appeal against the eviction process was denied by the Supreme Court. We’ve come here today to take possession “Pramod Kumar, Tehsildar (Sadar), told ANI.
Earlier on Wednesday, the district administration stated that it was reviewing the High Court order that dismissed Azam Khan’s challenge to the state government’s acquisition of the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University land in Rampur.
The breached conditions, according to the High Court order, included the construction of a mosque on the varsity campus despite the fact that land had been allocated to it only for educational purposes and not for religious purposes.
Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal dismissed the petition filed by Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Trust seeking the quashing of a report submitted by Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) in March 2020 on the constructions on the land, as well as the order dated January 16, 2021, by Additional District Magistrate (Administration) Rampur for vesting of the land in the state.
The chairman of this trust is Rampur MP Samajwadi Party MP Abdullah Azam Khan, his wife Dr Tazeen Fatima is its secretary, and his son Abdullah Azam Khan is an active member.
Notably, both Azam Khan and his son Abdullah are currently being held in Sitapur district jail on various charges.